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Gun Control in Britain

by John Aziz, Azizonomics:

Americans looking to more strongly regulate guns might want to consider the reality of my country, Britain which outlawed public handgun ownership in 1997 following massacres at Dunblane and Hungerford — a vastly more severe measure than anything on the table in America. Certainly, the two cases are nothing like identical. America is widely different demographically, culturally and geographically, and Britain banned guns fifteen years ago in a different political and cultural era.

Yet in Britain’s specific case, gun killings have not fallen since the introduction of the handgun ban:

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4 comments to Gun Control in Britain

  • John

    Yes you are right criminal gun crime has not reduced. Though the gun ban was not brought in to stop that. It was brought in to stop mass killings and it looks as if it has worked.

  • Ed_B

    “Yet in Britain’s specific case, gun killings have not fallen since the introduction of the handgun ban”

    Fact 1: criminals do not care what the law is
    Fact 2: unarmed victims are easier to kill
    Fact 3: criminals AND tyrants love gun control

    Gun control: all about control, not about guns

  • Jeff Simpson

    John do you have anything other than speculation to back your assertion that the gun ban stopped mass shootings? Make sure to mention that correlation isn’t cause

  • Frank

    The Cumbria shootings was a killing spree that occurred on 2 June 2010 when a lone gunman, Derrick Bird, killed 12 people and injured 11 others before killing himself in Cumbria, England.

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